Cicero: In Verrem Quotes

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  • CICERO:       "In Verrem" (70BC) Quotes
    • VERRE'S ACTIONS
      • "recens exemplum fortissimi viri profero" (56)
      • "praeda provinciarum" / "spoliis sociorum atque amicorum"
      • "furtis tuis" (58)
      • "per scelus" (57)
        • "furtis tuis" (58)
      • "ut mos erat istisu" (63)
      • [companions] "nequissimis turpissimisque hominibus" (63)
      • "qui reciepere non debebat" (65)
        • VICTIMS vs VANQUISHED
          • "ex ipsa Diana" (54)
          • "spem abiecerunt" (59)
          • "cum magna calamitate et prope pernicie civitatis" (63)
          • "hospe Ianitor, qui nihil suspicaretur..."(64)
      • "sumptu publico et legationis nomine" (60)
    • APPROACH TO THE JURY
      • "recens exemplum fortissimi viri profero" (56)
      • "...iudices..." (several)
        • METHODS OF PERSUASION
          • "vidit... eos  ...harum cupiditatum esse servos"  (58)
            • APPROACH TO THE JURY
              • "...iudices..." (several)
                • METHODS OF PERSUASION
                  • "vidit... eos  ...harum cupiditatum esse servos"  (58)
                    • POLITICAL CONTEXT
                      • "legati ex Asia atque Achai plurimi Romae tunc fuerunt" (59)
                      • Cicero's criticism of the Roman judicial system "levius..." (69)
                      • CICERO (106 - 43 BC) CONTEXT: ~Cicero defeated Hortensius, the leading lawyer in Rome, in this trial            ~The trial was commissioned by the outraged inhabitants of Sicily (Verres had been their governor and had stolen from and extorted money from the province)           ~ Cicero was a 'novus homo' outside of the ranks of nobles to whom Verres belonged, and so desired for this case
                    • Cicero's criticism of the Roman judicial system "levius..." (69)
                  • superlatives (/hyperbole) e.g. "antiquissimum et sanctissimum"  (54)
              • "vir clarissimus" (56)
              • "maximus rebus gestis" (56)
              • "Olympum [vi, copiis, consilio, virtute] cepit" (56)
              • "hominis amplissimi diligentiam" (57)
            • POLITICAL CONTEXT
              • "legati ex Asia atque Achai plurimi Romae tunc fuerunt" (59)
              • CICERO (106 - 43 BC) CONTEXT: ~Cicero defeated Hortensius, the leading lawyer in Rome, in this trial            ~The trial was commissioned by the outraged inhabitants of Sicily (Verres had been their governor and had stolen from and extorted money from the province)           ~ Cicero was a 'novus homo' outside of the ranks of nobles to whom Verres belonged, and so desired for this case
          • superlatives (/hyperbole) e.g. "antiquissimum et sanctissimum"  (54)
      • "vir clarissimus" (56)
      • "maximus rebus gestis" (56)
      • "Olympum [vi, copiis, consilio, virtute] cepit" (56)
      • "hominis amplissimi diligentiam" (57)
    • APOSTROPHES
      • "Quae, malum, est ista tanta audacia atque amentia!" (54)
    • PATRIOTISM: Being Roman
      • "vidi  simul cum populo Romano" (58)
      • "in foro populi Romani" (59)
      • "senatus poplusque Romanus" (68)
    • VICTIMS vs VANQUISHED
      • "ex ipsa Diana" (54)
      • "spem abiecerunt" (59)
      • "cum magna calamitate et prope pernicie civitatis" (63)
      • "hospe Ianitor, qui nihil suspicaretur..."(64)

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